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Class, Change and Colonialism – “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” – Mohsin Hamid

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Colonialism, History, Pakistan, Politics

Salaries have not risen in line with inflation, the rupee has declined steadily against the dollar, and those of us who once had substantial family estates have seen them divided and subdivided by each – larger- subsequent generation. So my grandfather could not afford what his father could, and my father could not afford what his father could, and when the time came to send me to college, the money simply was not there.

But status, as in any traditional, class-conscious society, declines more slowly than wealth…

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